View Full Version : Sharing some news....

08-28-2014, 02:49 AM
The feeling you get while wondering who won awards at the 42nd Annual PSA Show, Enduring Brilliance, that you have a painting exhibited in.......... anxious....

The feeling you get when the caller ID on your phone says "Pastel Society of America"....... utterly blown away, butterflies in your stomach......absolutely stunned...... excited.......

Needless to say I am so very thrilled, and honored to accept the Pastel Society of the West Coast Award for my painting "Why?". For me this is the fourth time I've exhibited in this show, but it is the first time I've won an award. It is so very difficult to get juried into the show, that is in and of itself a "win", so to also win an award is such an honor. I am utterly blown away, totally excited, and absolutely honored to have my painting surrounded by such incredible pastel paintings.

Yup, I won an award at the Annual PSA Show!!

08-28-2014, 03:17 AM
congratulations!!!! It's a beautiful and powerful painting.

08-28-2014, 04:10 AM
YAY! It is an incredible painting and I am so happy you won! Wow! Purr and congratulations! :cat:

Merethe T
08-28-2014, 04:23 AM
Wow, Chris, that is so wonderful! Congratulations! It is a brilliant painting, well deserved. I'm so happy for you, now I'm all excited! :clap: :clap: :clap:

08-28-2014, 04:41 AM
Thats great .

Congratulations . That is a real nice painting

:thumbsup: :clap: :clap:

08-28-2014, 06:02 AM
FANTASTIC! you have every right to be thrilled!

08-28-2014, 06:34 AM
Congratulations, Chris :)

Equus Art
08-28-2014, 07:01 AM
How completely and totally exciting, Chris! Watching your painting come to life was so enthralling for me as I am so awed by anyone who can paint portraits well. Obviously, others in the know were awed by it as well! Congrats! Well deserved!


08-28-2014, 07:45 AM
Congratulations, Chris, that's wonderful!

08-28-2014, 08:36 AM
Congratulations, Chris! I'm so very happy for you...!

08-28-2014, 09:15 AM
Wonderful news! Congrats!! :clap: :clap: :clap:


08-28-2014, 10:03 AM
Congratulations Chris! Well done!

08-28-2014, 10:41 AM
Many Congratulations Chris. So glad it was recognized for the wonderful piece that it is.


08-28-2014, 10:48 AM
Congrats! It is a wonderful painting and I loved watching it in progress.

08-28-2014, 10:59 AM
Wow. It is a beautiful painting. Congratulations!

08-28-2014, 11:04 AM
Congratulations Chris! That is a pastelist's dream come true. Can you please repost the winning painting?

Sarah Rose
08-28-2014, 12:21 PM
Congratulations Chris! Something about that painting is haunting, it gets into you and doesn't leave.

08-28-2014, 01:00 PM
Congratulations! Well deserved, indeed!

Donna T
08-28-2014, 03:19 PM
I'm so happy for you, Chris! Congratulations!!!

08-28-2014, 05:19 PM
Congrats!!! :clap:

08-28-2014, 05:26 PM
Congratulations Chris! That is a pastelist's dream come true. Can you please repost the winning painting?

Thanks so very much everyone. You could have knocked me over with a feather yesterday.....I couldn't believe it. It is exciting, and I am looking forward to seeing the show in its entirety.

Sure Julie (julieindvik), here is the painting:


08-28-2014, 05:34 PM
Congrats!!! What a wonderful acknowledgement of your talent! Pam :wave:

08-28-2014, 05:51 PM
Chris, thank you for sharing the painting. Now I do remember seeing it about a month ago and it made an impression on me. I can see why you won an award for it, it's amazing!

Congrats again!

08-28-2014, 07:31 PM
Congratulations Chris....see?:evil: :thumbsup: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

08-28-2014, 11:54 PM

08-29-2014, 12:16 AM
Congratulations Chris...its a very beautiful painting.....


08-29-2014, 12:49 AM
Way to go!! I can't wait for my first competition...I am sure it's as exciting as it seems. Great work!

08-29-2014, 10:10 AM
Wonderful to hear your good news! Congratulations!

Barbara WC
08-29-2014, 05:11 PM
Congratulations Chris.

I'm a long time WC member, been on and off over the years, and have enjoyed watching your art develop.

The award is well deserved!

08-30-2014, 02:56 AM
Nice to see it again, Chris! I've seen it several times and it always grabs me. She has so much character and I feel like I could touch her super soft face - her skin would be so delicate and soft. That look in her eyes is so amazing.

08-30-2014, 09:35 AM
So deserving of recognition Chris. Your work is wonderful and this piece is very special!!

08-31-2014, 05:19 PM
Thanks again everyone, I appreciate it!

08-31-2014, 06:45 PM
Congratulations, Chris! A well deserved award. Way to go! :thumbsup:


09-03-2014, 12:57 AM
Thank you Doug!

09-12-2014, 05:14 PM
Just saw this. Well done and well deserved! You worked hard for this and it is good to see that recognized!:clap: :thumbsup: